Current Affairs April 2016 – 23-04-2016

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Current Affairs 2016:

Current Affairs April 2016 – 23-04-2016 

International

Panama Papers: Officials raid Mossack Fonseca warehouse

A warehouse of the law firm Mossack Fonseca was raided by Panamanian officials. The firm has been at the centre of the huge document leak related to offshore accounts.

Special prosecutor for organised crime Javier Caraballo says large quantities of documents related to the company were found, but it’s not clear what information they contain.

Trump at rally in Delaware: Mocks Indian call centre

Republican presidential frontrunner Donald Trump criticized policies that allow off-shore jobs and used a fake accent to mock a call centre representative in India.

At the same time, he described India and other Asian countries as a great place. Trump had called up his credit card company to find out whether their customer support is based in the U.S. or overseas.

Bangladeshi professor killed

In a horrific incident, motorcycle-borne assailants slashed a university teacher’sneck and killed him on the spot on Saturday in Rajshahi city in Bangladesh.

AFM Rezaul Karim Siddiquee (58), a professor of English department of Rajshahi University, was killed by miscreants in the city when he was waiting for university bus at 7:40am. He was known for his liberal ideology.

Editor in Singapore jailed for ‘seditious articles’

ASingapore court found that the articles published by a socio-political website were intended to “provoke unwarranted hatred against foreigners in Singapore” and jailed the editor for 10 months.

Ai Takagi, who is 12 weeks pregnant, is the chief editor of the website The Real Singapore (TRS).She was convicted of sedition in March 2016 after she pleaded guilty to publishing “seditious articles” on the TRS website.

National

Mary Kom, Sidhu, Subramanian Swamy among six nominated to Rajya Sabha

The Rashtrapati Bhavan on Friday approved a list of six nominated members to the Rajya Sabha, including senior BJP leader Subramanian Swamy, former Test cricketer and BJP MP Navjyot Singh Sidhu and boxing queen Mary Kom.

Economist Narendra Jadhav has also been nominated for a Rajya Sabha seat, along with journalist Swapan Dasgupta and Malayalam actor Suresh Gopi.

Salman Khan is now the goodwill ambassador of India’s Olympic contingent

Bollywood actor Salman Khan was on Saturday named goodwill ambassador of the Indian contingent for the upcoming Olympic Games in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.

Speaking on this new association with Indian Olympic Association (IOA) Salman said, “I am honoured that IOA has chosen me as the goodwill ambassador for the Indian contingent for the Rio 2016 Olympic Games.”

Sushma Swaraj to visit Canada in June

During an award function by Canada India Foundation (CIF) in Toronto on Friday, India’s High Commissioner Vishnu Prakash said Ms. Sushma Swaraj would visit Canada.

External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj will visit Canada in June to strengthen bilateral economic and cultural ties between the two countries, he said.

Science-and-Technology

French President: France will take the lead in pricing carbon

French President François Hollande has said that France would take the lead to set a price on carbon, according to an official UN communiqué, released on Saturday.

Hollande had hosted the Paris climate conference in December 2015.

Maharashtra Govt to fine industries polluting water bodies

With distilleries in Aurangabad polluting water bodies, Maharashtra government has taken a strict stance on such units by making penalties more stringent.

From now onwards, if Industries and those consuming water are found polluting nearby water bodies by discharging untreated effluents they will have to pay double the fine and face disconnection of water supply.

ISRO Chief: Flight test of RLV-TD by end of May 2016

ISRO will flight test RLV-TD, a new generation reusable launch vehicle that can re-enter the atmosphere, next month end, in Sriharikota, the agency Chairman A.S. Kiran Kumar said on Saturday.

The vehicle is on its way to Satish Dhawan Space Centre in Sriharikota.

Sports

IPL2016: Daredevils defeat Mumbai Indians in surprise finish

Mumbai Indians, chasing 165, lost to Delhi Daredevils who celebrated a sensational 10-run victory at the Ferozeshah Kotla ground on Saturday.

Delhi Daredevils made 164 for 4 in 20 overs and Mumbai Indians could only make 154 for 7 in 20 overs.

IPL2016: Sunrisers Hyderabad finish off Kings XI Punjab

Sunrisers Hyderabad playing against Kings XI Punjabcomfortably chased the target of 144 thanks to great batting by David Warner and Shikhar Dhawan.

Kings XI Punjab made 143 for 6 in 20 overs that Sunrisers easily won scoring 146 for 5 in just 17.5 overs.

Barcelona Open: Nadal and Nishikori in Finals

Rafael Nadal beat Philipp Kohlschreiber to enter the Barcelona Open final Saturday. Nadal eased his German opponent aside 6-3 6-3 in one hour and 32 minutes.

In the other semi-finals match, Japanese Nishikori defeated French sixth-seed, Benoit Paire, 6-3 6-2.

Business-Economy

Volkswagento take €16.2 billion hit over emissions cheating scandal

Volkswagen (VW) said it would take a 16.2-billion-euro ($18.2 billion) hit to its 2015 results and slash its dividend to help pay for its emissions-test cheating scandal.

The news camewith Germany-based automakers including Mercedes-Benz, and Opel – as well as VW – agreeing to recall a total of 630,000 cars to fix diesel engine technology blamed for high pollution.

Jet Airways’ shareholders approve merger with JetLite

Jet Airways (India) Ltd and its wholly owned subsidiary Jet Lite (India) Ltd will be formally merged with the equity shareholders of Jet Airways (India) approving the amalgamation of both airlines.

The approval came at a court convened meeting of the shareholders which was held on Friday, Jet Airways informed the stock exchanges on Saturday.

Gold continues downward slide on muted demand

Gold prices fell by Rs. 225 to Rs. 29,575 per ten grams at the bullion market on Saturday with weak global trend amid subdued demand from jewellers at domestic spot market.

Silver also dropped by Rs. 150 to Rs. 40,200 per kg due to reduced demand from industrial units and coin makers. 

Education

Solapur University Recruitment 2016 – 88 Teaching & Non Teaching Posts

Solapur University Recruitment 2016 – 85 Teaching & Non Teaching Posts: Shri. Bharwant Education & Research Charitable Trust, Bhagwant Institute of Technology, Solapur University has announced a notification for the recruitment of Professor, Associate Professor, Assistant Professor, Librarian & Director of Physical Education vacancies on Permanent Non-Grantable basis.

Eligible candidates may apply in prescribed application format within 30 days from the date of advertisement.

Important dates:

Date of Advertisement: 28-03-2016

Last Date for Receipt of Applications: within 30 days from the date of advertisement.

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https://www.usefuldesk.com/other-jobs-2016/ 

NHM Odisha Recruitment 2016 – Apply Online for 70 Public Health Manager, SPA & Other Posts

NHM Odisha Recruitment 2016 – Apply Online for 70 Public Health Manager, SPA & Other Posts: National Health Mission (NHM), Odisha has issued a notification for the recruitment of 70 Regional Vaccine & Cold Chain Manager, Programme Associate, Legal Affairs & Institutional Strengthening, Public Health Manager-NUHM, Finance & Logistic Assistant, NVBDCP & State Programme Assistant vacancies on temporary & contractual basis.

Eligible candidates can apply online from 21-04-2016 to 29-04-2016 till 11.59 PM.

Important dates:

Starting Date for Online Application: 21-04-2016.

Last Date for Online Application: 29-04-2016 till 11.59 PM.

Last Date for Submission of Online Application: 07-05-2016 by 05.00 PM.

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https://www.usefuldesk.com/other-jobs-2016/

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http://nrhmorissa.gov.in/ORMS/Default.aspx 

Exam Results Announced:

SSC

Exam Name:                   SSCNER – Multi Tasking Staff – 2015

Written Results Date:      23/04/2016

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Other All India exams

Recruitment Board:         Mazagon Dock Shipbuilders Ltd

Exam Name:                   Executive Trainee (Finance) (Interview List)

Written Results Date:      23/04/2016

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Recruitment Board:         ITBP

Exam Name:                   ASI (Stenographer)

Written Results Date:      23/04/2016

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Recruitment Board:         Air India Ltd

Exam Name:                   Sr. Trainee Pilot (Interview List)

Written Results Date:      23/04/2016

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Interview Results Announced: 

Nationalized Banks 

Name of the Bank:                   SBI

Exam Name:                   Technology Architect, Vice President Advt No. CRPD/SCO/2015-16/06

Interview Results Date:   23/04/2016

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Rural Banks 

Name of the Bank:                   Aryavart Gramin Bank

Exam Name:                   Officer Scale-II

Interview Results Date:   23/04/2016

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Name of the Bank:                   Aryavart Gramin Bank

Exam Name:                   Officer Scale-I

Interview Results Date:   23/04/2016

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Name of the Bank:                   Aryavart Gramin Bank

Exam Name:                   Office Asst

Interview Results Date:   23/04/2016

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Admit Card / Call letter: 

SAIL Admit Card/ Call Letter 2016 – Attendant cum Technician Trainee Exam Call Letter

Steel Authority of India (SAIL), Bokaro Steel Plant has released call letter for attending written examination for the post of Attendant cum Technician Trainee.

Candidates who have applied can download their admit card from the link given below:

http://applypost.in/BSL/ACTT.ASPX

CCRAS Admit Card 2016 – Research/ Statistical Officer Call Letter 

Central Council for Research in Ayurvedic Sciences (CCRAS) has recently released admit card for the post of Research/ Statistical Officer.

Candidates may download their admit cards from the link given below:

https://www.digialm.com/EForms/configuredHtml/1258/3533/login.html

Quiz

What is the capital of US state Delaware?

  • Harrington
  • Dover
  • Newark
  • Middletown

Answer: Dover

Boxing legend Mary Kom is from which Indian state?

  • Nagaland
  • Assam
  • Tripura
  • Manipur

Answer: Manipur

Where is the 2016 Olympics going to be held?

  • Brasilia
  • Rio de Janeiro
  • Santiago
  • Beijing

Answer: Rio de Janeiro

Where is the rocket launching Space centre of ISRO?

Mumbai

Kalpakkam

Sriharikota

Bengaluru

Answer: Sriharikota

Where is the headquarters of Indian Statistical Institute?

  • Chennai
  • Kolkata
  • Bengaluru
  • New Delhi

Answer: Kolkata

Current Affair 23-04-2016 Ends

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